Resettlement Support Worker

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 Jan 2019
Closes
17 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Bonham Road & Akerman Road

About The Service

FIPTS provides effective and meaningful assessment, treatment and management of people with personality disorders. We are experts in working with individuals who have a high risk of sexual or violent offending behaviour. We work with our clients to reduce and manage the risk presented in the least restricted environment possible.

About the role

The purpose of the Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS) is to provide effective and meaningful assessment, treatment and management of people with personality disorders which cause them to present a high risk of sexual or violent offending behaviour directed toward others who have been or are involved with the criminal justice system. The service aims to reduce and manage the risk presented by clients in the least restrictive environment possible, reduce personality pathology and associated suffering and distress. It also aims to increase pro-social and adaptive behaviours in the areas of relationships, employment, education and community integration and promote independence and improved quality of life.

FIPTS believe that active, collaborative and supportive interagency working is the only effective, efficient and safe way to work with high risk personality disordered clients in or expected to be in the community. As such, we work in partnership with the criminal justice, social services, health and other statutory and voluntary agencies involved in the care and management of this client group.

Our service users require sustained intervention to modify cycles of behaviour that cause harm to them or others and result in breakdown of community networks, support mechanisms and mainstream services.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY.

Responsible for assessing psychological needs of service users and helping to implement appropriate psychological interventions

* To be responsive to the criminogenic needs of service users and contributing to designing appropriate risk assessments using structured and semi structured tools like HCR-20, IPDE, VRS, VRS-SO

* To be involved in delivering group therapy sessions using DBT or any recommended treatment intervention

* To actively promote service user involvement

* Responsible for interviewing potential service users to assess their suitability and identify potential risks.

* Liaise with referral agencies and ensuring that vacancies are filled within an appropriate time scales and in line with Penrose's Referral Policy ensuring void targets are met.

* Act as named support worker for service users as designated by the Service Manager.

* Plan and co-ordinate individual support and resettlement packages for the Service User, liaising with the appropriate agencies and care professionals to ensure successful delivery of the plans.

* Deliver 1-1 interventions as required.

* Constantly ensure there is genuine engagement with the Service users using appropriate methodologies and interventions to encourage and support their engagement and progress towards greater independence and community integration.

* Encourage service users to participate in the running and development of Projects / Social Enterprise initiatives, training interventions, volunteering or work experience within Penrose

* Provide / arrange for various advice, advocacy and or information to service users in relation to physical health matters, substance misuse welfare benefits, education, employment and training, life skills and any other identified support needs.

* To positively respond to service users who may need assistance, seeking the support of the appropriate manager if necessary in emergencies.

* Dealing with any disputes or emergencies.

* Having an understanding of the needs of the client group and working in an understanding and flexible manner using assessment and evaluation skills

* Updating service user files with relevant information.

* Ensure that at all times work is conducted within the policy and procedural framework established, ensuring full up to date knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures and legislation at all times.

Why work with us?

* Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan

* 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)

* Pension, Eye-care Vouchers

* Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you, please send us a copy of your CV.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period including one from your most recent employer.

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group's policies and procedures